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Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2016

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Always great to see the Netherlands featured. Please find some statistics below, or click the image to download the full snapshot. Spring has […]

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Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Logistics

I have said it before, and I will say it again. I love Infographics. Good ones, that is. As of today I have collected 473 of them on my Infographic board on Pinterest, so the one in this article will be 474. Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Logistics The global logistics market is estimated to be worth about $4 […]

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April Fools and Logistics

April Fools is one of those times of year that companies try to be the funniest. Makes sense. A good April Fools joke, especially with good pictures or a video has a high chance of going “viral”, which means that it is shared on websites, blogs, and social channels. That is a lot of free publicity (apart from the cost […]

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Want Pizza? There’s a Delivery Robot for That!

A robot delivering pizza, sure. You’re probably wondering what science fiction movie I was watching where I saw that. Well it was a movie clip, but it is absolute reality. Meet DRU: DRU stands for Domino’s Robotic Unit. And yes, that is Domino’s Pizza. The Australian division of US Based Domino’s has just announced their intention to use robots to […]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – March 2016 Edition

It has been a while since I shared the Logistics Market Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics with you. So, sorry if you missed it. It is back again! 🙂 This month’s edition, which can be downloaded by clicking the picture below, features several interesting figures. The Freight and Transportation industries are going up, as you can see […]

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Discover the Future of Your Multichannel Operations

Innovations and trends in Last Mile logistics are a recurring them on LogisticsMatter.com. I love buying things online. It’s easy, convenient, and fast. One thing is of the utmost importance: the order needs to be delivered! Nothing worse than a missed delivery. Companies ranging from Amazon and Google, to small startups are attacking the challenges of last mile delivery with […]

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Back to the Future of Logistics – Part 1

If you would ask somebody in 1996 what new concepts there would be in 2016 for delivering packages, I wonder if they would have said drones or driving robots. Delivery drones especially have been in the news a lot since last year. One of my favorites is the concept patented by amazon, which I wrote about May last year. The […]

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Who’s Infiltrating Your Supply Chain?

Guest Author –  Sponsored Content –  Internationalization, outsourcing, e-tailing and the expansion of international trade zones have created enormous complexities throughout the supply chain and product life cycle. This has resulted in a rapid escalation of global counterfeiting issues, threatening consumer safety like never before. Counterfeiting is a pervasive, global problem that affects everything from lower end products like chewing […]

Boeing just patented an aircraft that picks up and carries regular containers

Boeing is at it again. Last year in June I wrote about a system Boeing patented for charging drones midair. This time they have patented a revolutionary way to transport regular 40 feet shipping containers via airplane. Yes, you have read that right: regular shipping containers. Containers used to be shipped by, well, ship and it would take days or […]

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Smart Technology, Digital Disruption, the Internet of Things, and CIOs

Smart Technology, Digital Disruption, and the Internet of Things: key topics at this year’s annual Logistics CIO Forum which will be held at the Hyatt Place, Schiphol Amsterdam this year. On February 16 and 17 Top IT executives at logistics companies will come together to discuss the latest trends and developmenst in their field. LogisticsMatter has again joined eyefortransport as a […]